Dear Senate Majority Leader McConnell and House Speaker Ryan:

On behalf of our groups and organizations, together representing millions of Americans, we urge you to oppose efforts to ease the quorum requirement for the Export Import Bank on upcoming spending legislation.

We have significant concerns on the procedure. Attaching this quorum change to a continuing resolution is the latest in a line of efforts that subvert Congressional processes. This provision would subvert the Senate approval process for board members of the Export-Import Bank and set a concerning precedent for future accountability.

We also have concerns on the merits of the policy. This provision would allow the bank to make larger loans with even less oversight–and it would be attached to unrelated legislation providing funds for the government after September 30. This would make it easier for the agency to make risky, taxpayer-backed loans to big businesses and foreign corporations.

American taxpayers and small businesses deserve better than this. We encourage you to oppose efforts to attach a provision to ease the quorum requirement for the Export Import Bank on upcoming spending legislation.


Brent Gardner, Americans for Prosperity

Mark Holden, Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce

Michael A. Needham, Heritage Action for America

Jim Martin, 60 Plus Association

Melissa Ortiz, Able Americans

Phil Kerpen, American Commitment

Thomas J. Pyle, American Energy Alliance

Coley Jackson, Americans for Competitive Enterprise

Peter J. Thomas, Americans for Constitutional Liberty

Norm Singleton, Campaign For Liberty

Andrew F. Quinlan, Center for Freedom and Prosperity

Jeffrey Mazzella, Center for Individual Freedom

Jim Backlin, Christian Coalition for America

David McIntosh , Club for Growth

Michael J. Bowen, Coalition For a Strong America

Stephani Scruggs, Coalition For a Strong America

Iain Murray, Competitive Enterprise Institute

Dan Caldwell, Concerned Veterans for America

Tom Schatz, Council for Citizens Against Government Waste

Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks

Andrew Clark, Generation Opportunit

Andresen Blom, Grassroot Hawaii Action, Inc.

Carrie Lukas, Independent Women’s Forum

Heather Higgens, Independent Women’s Voice

Andrew Langer, Institute for Liberty

Seton Motley, Less Government

Mat Staver, Esq., Liberty Counsel

Amy Ridenour, National Center for Public Policy Research

Willes K. Lee, National Federation of Republican Assemblies

Pete Sepp, National Taxpayers Union

Andrew Moylan, R Street Institute

William Whipple III, Secure America’s Future Economy

Stephen Ellis, Taxpayers for Common Sense

David Williams, Taxpayers Protection Alliance

Judson Phillips, Tea Party Nation

Daniel Garza, The LIBRE Initiative

Carl Bearden, United for Missouri

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